Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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  • Social commentary about for-profit water supply, in French handwriting on the side of a school bus
  • DEVS prof teaching a class on a blackboard
  • DEVS prof giving a talk at a conference
  • people in an African village, gathered in a group
  • DEVS students camping, gathered inside a tent
  • people, and a cow pulling a cart of firewood, on a busy street in India
  • DEVS student standing in a forest, holding a stick with fabric tied to the end, practicing an indigenous ritual
  • Professor Paritosh Kumar doing research: speaking with somebody in an Indian village
  • Approximately 35 DEVS Cuban Study Program students' group photo - sitting on outdoor, tiered steps in Cuba

Welcome to Global Development Studies!

Global Development Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that empowers students to understand the driving forces of change across our interconnected world. To open up a wide range of career choices and options for further study, our program connects big-picture analysis with grounded problem-solving approaches. This unique combination gives students the practical skill sets to help them realize their commitment to making the world a better place.



Anishinaabemowin: Gimaakwe Gchi-gkinoomaagegamig atemagad Naadowe miinwaa Anishinaabe aking

Kanien'keha (Mohawk):UNe Queen’s University e’tho nońwe nikanónhsote tsi nońwe ne Haudenasaunee tánon Anishinaabek tehatihsnónhsahere ne óhontsa.

English: DEVS affirms covenants made by our forebears to live in peace and friendship with Indigenous Peoples in their lands

For more information on the history of this land, and why it is important to acknowledge this land and its people, please see the Traditional Territories entry in the in Queen's Encyclopedia

DEVS is also proud to support the recommendations of Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report, as well as the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion